Memorial Day is a day of “Reflection”. A day to remember and honor American soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate soldiers who died while serving our country in military service.
These days Memorial Day signifies the unofficial start to summer. Many of us will use the long weekend for friendly gatherings, family picnics, or spending time with loved ones. Others will use it as an opportunity to get caught up on their spring yard work.
Before I kicked off the long weekend, I caught up with a friend who reflected on leaving a legacy for his kids. He also stated that there is a lot he wants to do before he dies. He is young and has plenty of time, but that is what he was reflecting on.
This holiday weekend as we spend time with our friends and family, let’s not forget the original intent of this holiday, especially given recent events. Let’s spend some time reflecting on what is important.
Have a great holiday weekend.
About Friday Food for Thought (FFfT)
I frequently attend conferences and retreats on entrepreneurship and leadership and while I am away, the J2 team picks up the slack, allowing me to learn to be better at what I do. I wanted to share what I was learning with my team, so I created the weekly FFfT emails in November of 2015 and have been writing them ever since.
Before long, the J2 staff began sharing the FFfT emails with their friends and family and now other leaders have asked to be included, which led to the creation of this newsletter. I hope you enjoy!